I am always of the opinion that a little goes a long way and this emmalicious spaghetti is no exception! Delectable scallops and prawns in a simple but spicy sauce take this pasta dish to new heights but won’t stretch the purse strings. Go on………give it a go!
Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes $ Low Budget
500gm packet of spaghetti
Olive oil for frying
300gm of green prawn meat, cut into small pieces
200gm of scallop meat, cut into small pieces
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp of dried chilli flakes
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup of dry white wine
400gm tin of chopped tomatoes
100ml of pure cream
1/2 tsp of sugar
2 tbs of finely chopped flat leaf parsley
Sea salt and cracked pepper
Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
Cook your pasta according to packet instructions.
Heat a large fry pan and add a little olive oil. Lightly fry the garlic, lemon zest and chilli flakes for approximately 1 minute and pour in the lemon juice and wine. Allow to reduce for a few minutes before adding the tomatoes, cream and sugar, season with salt and pepper, stir well to combine and allow to simmer.
When the pasta is almost ready, fold the scallops, prawns and parsley through the simmering sauce……there is no need to pre-cook the seafood as it only takes a couple of minutes. Bring the mixture back to a simmer and drain the pasta. Add the pasta to the pan and toss well to combine. Divide among four large pasta bowls and drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil. Serve immediately.
Ps. There is supposedly a rule that parmesan is not good on seafood. It’s not my rule! If you want parmesan then go for it!